The seismogram being installed inside a hospital in Dahanu to study the mild tremors on Wednesday.
MUMBAI : Geologists Kamlesh Chowdhary from the National Centre for Seismology, New Delhi of the Ministry of Earth Sciences and Kiran Narkhede of theRegional Meteological Department (RMD) Colaba have arrived in Dahanu villages and installed a seismogram to study the tremors in the above areas. The team will be stationed in Dahanu till 13 December to study the seismic tremors experienced in Dahanu and Talasari talukas in Palghar district.
Since the past two months, 8 mild tremors were measured in the above villages, scaring villagers who prefer to stay outdoors in the 16°C chilly wintery nights for safety purpose. The equipment have been installed in Vedanta Hospital at Dundhalwadi in Dahanu where the tremors have been received said Rahul Sarang,Tehsildar,Dahanu.
The mild quakes have caused cracks in our mud houses and we are scared as we also heard some utensils tumbling down from the makeshift wooden racks,said Santosh Patil, a resident of Nareshwadi village located in Dahanu. Similar shakes were experienced since the past few months,said Patil. Doors and windows began to rattle due to the quake,and we are scared for our lives,said Tulsiram Chowdhary,another resident of the village with pillars of our houses also uprooted. .
Advanced equipments have been installed to record the tremors in Dahanu to assess and record future seismic tremors said Sarang.The geologists are finding it difficult to find the epicentre of the tremors so thr seismogram have been installer in the hospital where the mild tremors were experienced in November said Sarang.
However, people of the above two areas are not taking any chances,and since the past week are spending the nights in the open air, braving the chilly winds,due to the winter season.